I don't typically read the Economist, however, I did stumble across their review of God's Doodle. Beyond the allure of a book dedicated to penises, the comments section provides some interesting insight into the people behind the scenes.
For example, Robert of Artois has this to say,
Am I to be led to believe that this penis article is the most recomended [sic] article for two weeks in a row and thus the picture must be displayed to us on line [sic] readers in a promenant [sic] position at the top of every article we read? I thought the editors of the Economist were above that sort of fascination, which really belongs in another type of magazine.
And another from MySetDancer,
It seems almost juvenile to continue to show the statue in all its glory so many days after the rather childish story has run its course. Do the Economist editors have a fettish? Or do they believe their readers are aroused? Really, it seems like a bunch of 12 year olds are running the site.
It wouldn't be so bad, but it takes an unreasonable amount of time for the home page to load on my pc, causing my pc to offer me the oportunity to cancel a "long running script" which I always say "YES" to. But while I wait, the most obvious pic is the statue . . .